The PC version of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time (opens in new tab) was released on March 26, exclusively on Battle.net. Though it features local multiplayer there's no online mode, so players were less than thrilled to discover it included always-online DRM, requiring authentication through Blizzard's login servers to play. They were even more unthrilled when those login servers went down (opens in new tab) yesterday, making Crash Bandicoot 4 unplayable.
Though the servers are back online now (opens in new tab), reliance on a constant internet connection remains frustrating for anyone who has to put up with occasional dropouts and instability. Still, at least this will prevent people from pirating it—wait, I'm just receiving a note. Ah, the CrackWatch subreddit (opens in new tab) reports that a pirated version of Crash Bandicoot 4 has already been released into the wild.